Case No. BRN-W-07-01

January 7, 2008

Contact: Gene Fadness (208) 334-0339, 890-2712




PUC to conduct workshop for Brian Water customers


Staff from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission will conduct a workshop on Jan. 16 for the Ada County customers of the Brian Water Corporation.


The water company is seeking commission approval of a rate increase from $10.50 per month for the first 4,000 gallons used to $15 per month. The rate for consumption of more than 4,000 gallons would remain the same at $1.08 for every 1,000 gallons.


The water company serves nearly 50 households in the Brian Park Subdivision, east of Boise along State Highway 21. The company claims it has incurred $12,000 in additional repair expenses and increased electric rates and will need additional funds to replace aging meters.


Commission staff members will explain the company’s application to those attending the workshop and allow customers and other interested parties to ask questions of commission staff. Representatives of the company may also be on hand to answer questions.


The workshop will begin at 7 p.m., Jan. 16, in the commission hearing room at 472 W. Washington St. in Boise.


Customers can also submit written comments on the company’s application by no later than Jan. 24. Comments are accepted via e-mail by accessing the commission’s homepage at and clicking on "Comments & Questions." Fill in the case number (BRN-W-07-01) and enter your comments. Comments can also be mailed to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0074 or faxed to (208) 334-3762.


A copy of the company’s application and other documents related to the case are available on the commission’s Web site at Click on the water icon, then on “Open Water Cases,” and scroll down to the above case number. The same documents are also available for inspection at the commission offices on 472 W. Washington in Boise.